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  • Students Win Big at the Invent Oregon Collegiate Competition

    October 20, 2020

    Ramez Attia BA ’21 and Matthew Brown BA ’21 were named the winning team at the annual Invent Oregon Collegiate State Finals, earning $10,000, plus an additional $2,000 as People’s Choice winners. Their invention is a cost-effective and tech-savvy device programmed to stop drunk driving before it happens.

  • What are appropriate punishments?

    September 20, 2020

    The APSA awarded a grant to Assistant Professor of International Affairs Dr. Suparna Chaudhry for her project, “Gender Violence and Public Attitudes Towards Punishment”

  • Recent Alumnus Awarded Fulbright Grant in Uganda

    June 20, 2020

    Cole Harris BA ’20 is Lewis & Clark’s most recent alum to receive a Fulbright award following his undergraduate degree. Next year, Harris will travel to Kampala, Uganda, to conduct original research on the effects of Pentecostalism on community development.

  • Historic Vietnamese Portland Podcast Now Available Online

    April 20, 2020

    Portland has one of the highest per-capita Vietnamese populations in the country, yet Lewis & Clark is the first academic institution to develop an archive documenting their history. Two Lewis & Clark students organized scores of interviews from the Portland Vietnamese population into a five-episode podcast series about coming to America, finding a home in Portland, education, making a living, and social activism.

  • Lewis & Clark Named Top Producer of Peace Corps Volunteers

    February 20, 2020

    In new rankings released by the Peace Corps, Lewis & Clark is in the top 10 on the list of volunteer-producing colleges and universities. With 12 alumni currently serving around the world, Lewis & Clark ranks seventh among small schools in the past year.

  • From the Archives: Duke of Grafton

    April 20, 2020

    Watzek Library’s Special Collections contain a number of stories that seem to parallel aspects of life during quarantine. A ship’s log, detailing in manuscript the exciting voyage of an English ship, the Duke of Grafton, seems to offer a perspective on isolation, exhaustion, and the threat of illness, while meanwhile offering a lens on contemporary politics and British colonialism.


  • A Storyteller at the Top of His Game

    May 19, 2019

    Aron Phillips BA ’07 shapes athletes’ stories with the latest digital media tools. Read more about Aron’s journey in the newest issue of The Chronicle.

  • 2019: Challenges to the Status Quo

    April 19, 2019

    A system unraveling?

  • International Affairs Symposium Challenges the Status Quo

    March 19, 2019

    The oldest student-run symposium in the country, Lewis & Clark’s International Affairs Symposium runs April 8 to 10 this year. The event brings prominent scholars from around the globe to debate on the forces challenging the “status quo” worldwide.

  • Miguel Haro Ruiz presented at Notre Dame Conference on Human Rights

    March 19, 2019

    IA student Miguel Haro Ruiz had the opportunity of presenting his research at the Notre Dame Human Development Conference:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Bennett Awarded Franklin Research Grant

    January 19, 2019

    The American Philosophical Society (APS) has awarded Dr. Elizabeth Bennett a $6,000 Franklin Research Grant in support of her research.

  • The Washington Post Selects Student Photo for Annual Travel Photo Contest

    October 18, 2018

    While studying overseas, Ella Bock BA ’19 captured a winning shot of her experience in Varanasi, India. The international affairs major went on the India regional area study program in fall 2017 and left with fond memories immortalized on film. One day trip on the river led to a spectacular photo that won third place in The Washington Post’s Annual Travel Photo Contest.

  • 2018: The Scramble for Sovereignty

    September 18, 2018

    Modern Challenges to an Age-Old Construct

  • Nina Oishi BA ’18 Honored With Senior Woman Recognition Award

    June 18, 2018

    Nina Oishi BA ’18 is this year’s recipient of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Senior Woman Recognition Award, given annually in honor of outstanding scholarship, character, personality, contributions to campus and community life, and potential for future achievement.

  • Students Present Research at Notre Dame Peace Conference

    April 18, 2018

    Megan Glavin BA ’19 and Sema Hasan BA ’18 were selected to present their original research at the 2018 Notre Dame Peace Conference, an event for students from around the world to share their work and discuss issues related to peace studies, social justice, and global activism.

  • International Affairs Professor Named Teacher of the Year

    April 18, 2018

    At a ceremony attended by faculty, staff, students, and friends, Elizabeth Bennett, assistant professor of international affairs, was named 2018 Teacher of the Year, a distinction based solely on student nominations by Lewis & Clark’s Pamplin Society of Fellows.

  • International Affairs Symposium: The Scramble for Sovereignty

    March 18, 2018

    Lewis & Clark’s International Affairs Symposium is the oldest student-run symposium in the country. This year’s event, which runs April 9 through 11, will explore current topics intersecting with sovereignty via debates among prominent scholars.

  • 2017: Population

    February 18, 2018

    Transforming the Global Landscape

  • Ambassador Wouters Visits LC

    November 17, 2017

    A conversation with Belgium Ambassador to the United States Dirk Wouters on “Brexit, the EU and the US: an example of de-globalization?” occurred on October 27th in Lewis & Clark College’s Smith Hall.

  • Alumna Pens a Guide for Tomorrow’s Global Citizens

    September 17, 2017

    International affairs alumna Lyla Bashan has turned an expansive career in diplomacy into a handbook for those who want to change the world for the better. Now her lessons in foreign service from Tajikistan to Armenia are in the pocket of students everywhere with the release of her first book Global: An Extraordinary Guide for Ordinary Heroes.